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IANS 22 February 2024
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved an 8 per cent increase in the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane to Rs 340 per quintal for the sugar season 2024-25.   The revised prices will be applicable with effect...

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IANS 21 February 2024
Eminent constitutional jurist and senior advocate Fali S Nariman passed away here on Wednesday. He was 95.   Mr Nariman argued several landmark cases, including the famous NJAC (National Judicial Appointment Commission Act) verdict. He also appeared in the important SC (Supreme Court)...

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IANS 21 February 2024
Ameen Sayani, the iconic radio personality, passed away at the age of 91 due to cardiac failure. He suffered a heart attack on Tuesday evening after which he rushed to HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai.   He reportedly suffered a heart attack on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. The doctors at the...

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IANS 20 February 2024
Setting aside the election of the BJP candidate as declared by the returning officer (RO), the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday declared AAP councillor Kuldeep Kumar as the mayor of Chandigarh municipal corporation during the hearing on the contentious Chandigarh mayoral election...

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IANS 20 February 2024
The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly unanimously passed the Maratha Reservation Bill giving 10% quotas to the community in education and government jobs, here on Tuesday.   The Bill was introduced in the assembly at the special session of the legislature this afternoon and chief...

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KBS Sidhu 19 February 2024
The Core Argument: IAS as Indian Customer Service In September 2018, as a serving Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, I had penned an article captioned “IAS has now become the Indian Customer Service” that had been published in a reputed national e-Portal. The thrust of the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 February 2024
While grilling Anil Masih, the returning officer (RO) for the Chandigarh municipal polls for making marks on the ballot papers, the Supreme Court (SC) warned he could be prosecuted if he made any attempts to lie to the SC.    A bench of chief justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud,...

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IANS 19 February 2024
The Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA) on Monday said that it has collaborated with Meta (formerly Facebook) to launch a dedicated fact-checking helpline on WhatsApp in India in an effort to combat media generated using artificial intelligence (AI).   The helpline will be available...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 February 2024
In a significant order, the Supreme Court on Thursday, while striking down the electoral bonds (EBs) scheme as unconstitutional, directed State Bank of India (SBI), the issuer bank, to stop issuing EBs. The apex court also directed SBI to submit details of electoral bonds purchased from 12...

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IANS 16 February 2024
Elon Musk-run X Corp banned a record 2,31,215 accounts in India between December 26 and January 25, mostly for promoting child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity.   The micro-blogging platform, going through a churning under Musk, also took down 1,945 accounts for promoting...

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IANS 16 February 2024
In its verdict striking down the electoral bonds scheme, the Supreme Court observed that the majority of contribution through bonds has gone to political parties which are ruling parties in the Centre and the states.   It said that analysis of the annual audit reports of political...

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IANS 14 February 2024
After the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders were completely sealed in view of the farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march, the Delhi traffic police have issued an advisory for commuters for alternate routes and diversions.   On Tuesday, police had completely sealed Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur...

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IANS 13 February 2024
The Sharad Pawar faction has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the decision of Election Commission (EC) recognising the faction led by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar as the 'real' Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and allotting it the party's 'clock'...

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IANS 13 February 2024
Shaken by the sudden departure of senior leader and former CM (chief minister) Ashok Chavan, the Congress' Maharashtra Congress on Monday went into a damage control mode to ensure that any further possible 'leaks' could be plugged.   State party chief Nana Patole rushed to...

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IANS 13 February 2024
The president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has written a letter to the chief justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud to initiate suo motu action against the farmers for forcibly trying to enter Delhi.   In his letter to CJI, SCBA president Adish Aggarwala on Tuesday said that...

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IANS 12 February 2024
Delhi police commissioner Sanjay Arora has issued orders for invoking Section 144 (prohibitory orders) for a period of 30 days, till 12th March in the national capital in view of ‘Delhi Chalo March' call given by farmers for Tuesday.   “Whereas, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, the Kisan...

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IANS 12 February 2024
India on Monday has welcomed the decision of the Qatar court to release the eight former Indian Army personnel, who were previously sentenced to death, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a statement.   The Qatar court on Monday released all eight former Indian Navy...

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There is so much news about the progress of the Indian Railways. The new fast train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, with Japanese technology, will create a new standard for rail travel in India. As one reads about all these excellent developments, I think about the old days when I travelled by...

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IANS 09 February 2024
Former Prime Ministers Chaudhary Charan Singh and P.V. Narasimha Rao, and legendary agricultural scientist Dr M.S. Swaminathan will be honoured with the Bharat Ratna, announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.   The Prime Minister announced this on his X...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 February 2024
While urging the Union government not to notify the fact-check unit (FCU) till the third judge decides the issue of amendment in information technology (IT) rules, justice Gautam Patel from Bombay High Court (HC) remarked that "Our judges are under intolerable pressure and the working hours...

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